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Professor of Medicine Director, Heart Failure and Transplant Program Program Director, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology Fellowship

Areas of Interest

Heart failure; cardiac transplantation; echocardiography; heart biopsies. Research includes heart failure surveillance and epidemiology; peripartum cardiomyopathy; cardiac transplantation outcomes; clinical trials.


Dr. Chang’s clinical practice is focused on advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and echocardiography. She is currently a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and Director of the Heart Failure and Transplantation Program at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. She also serves as the Program Director for UNC’s Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology subspecialty fellowship.

Her research is based in heart failure, focused on epidemiology and outcomes. She has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the UNC School of Public Health and is a co-investigator on the NIH-funded Atherosclerosis Risks in Communities (ARIC) Study.

Education and Training

  • UndergraduateYale University
  • Medical SchoolJohns Hopkins University
  • ResidencyJohns Hopkins University
  • FellowshipJohns Hopkins
  • MHS in EpidemiologyJohns Hopkins
  • Assistant Professor of MedicineUniversity of North Carolina
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of EpidemiologypUniversity of North Carolina
  • Director, Heart Failure & Transplant Service University of North Carolina
  • Primary Transplant PhysicianUNC Heart and Heart/Lung Transplant Program
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of EpidemiologyUniversity of North Carolina
  • Associate Professor of MedicineUniversity of North Carolina
Dr. Patricia Chang, Cardiology